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66th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference.

Venue: University College Cork.

 

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Conference Programme:

Monday June 30th Tuesday July 1st Wednesday July 2nd
9am

 

Visits to Early Years Centres
Welcome President OMEP Ireland/World President OMEP/Prof. Kathy Hall World Assembly: Aula Maxima, University College Cork
9.15 - 11am World Assembly: Aula Maxima, University College Cork World Assembly: Aula Maxima
11am - 11.30 Break Break
11.30am - 1pm World Assembly: Aula Maxima World Assembly: Aula Maxima
1pm - 2pm Lunch Lunch
2pm - 5pm World Assembly: Aula Maxima World Assembly: Aula Maxima 4pm onwards Registration Boole Basement
5pm - 6pm Lord Mayor's Reception: Aula Maxima
6pm -7pm Conference Opening:
Lord Mayor, President of UCC, OMEP World President, OMEP Ireland President
7pm - 8.30pm Keynote Address 1:
Chair: Prof. Emeritus Francis Douglas, UCC.

Prof. Kathy Hall, UCC.

Response to keynote:
Dr. Karl Kitching, UCC.
8.30 - 9.30 pm Round Table Discussion:
Chair: Prof. Emeritus Francis Douglas, UCC

 

Conference Programme:

Thursday July 3rd Friday July 4th Saturday July 5th
8.30am - 10am Plenary/Keynote 2:
Chair: Prof. Audrey Curtis

Dr. Maggie Koong, OMEP World President - From an unveven to an equitable start: Promoting school readiness in all children.

Prof. Nektarios Stallakos, OMEP President for Europe - Preschool Children's TEXTS about their world.

Q & A
Plenary/Keynote 4:
Chair: Dr. Stephen O'Brien, UCC.

Prof. Pia Rebella-Britto, UNICEF.

Response to keynote:
Prof. Ingrid Pramling Samuellson, UNESCO Chair ECE/ESD, Sweden.

Q & A
Plenary/Keynote 6:
Chair: Dr. Brian Murphy, UCC.

Prof. Cecile de Hosson, Universite Paris Diderot - Children's spontaneous ideas on nature: a determining element in teaching science.

Response to keynote:
Dr. Ulla Grob-Menges, OMEP Switzerland.

Q & A
10.00 - 10.30am Children's Performance Poster Presentations

Break - Devere Hall
Poster Presentations

Break - Devere Hall
10.30 - 11am Break - Devere Hall
11am - 12.20pm Chair: Dr. Fiachra Long, UCC.

Prof. Libby Lee-Hammond, Murdoch University, Western Australia - Indigenous/First Nations EC Practices - preserving indigenous language.

T J O'Ceallaigh, Uas. - Inventing tomorrow: The Irish Language as a Cultural Tool in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland. Irish Language, Life and Culture.

Q & A
Prof. Fred Powell, UCC - International trends in literacy education: The need to challenge and see beyond the 'Germ' effect.

Dr. Brian Murphy, UCC - Children's Rights in the Digital Age: Rethinking Childhood.

Q & A
10.30 - 11.30pm:
Chair: Dr. Jacqui O'Riordan UCC

OMEP Representatives to the United Nations: Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children around the World.
Symposium:
Prof. Judith Wagner, Amber Ericksson, Grace Jepkemboi, Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti, USA.
12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch - Devere Hall

Exhibitions/Posters/Stands
Lunch - Devere Hall

Exhibitions/Posters/Stands
11.30 - 1.30pm:
Chair: Dr. Anna Ridgway, UCC.

Dr. Declan Kennedy, UCC - Science for Young Learners and Science Magic Show.


OMEP 67th World Assembly & International Conference 2015 - Washington.

Conference closing:
Judith Wagner, OMEP Deputy World President.
Pat O'Connor, President OMEP Ireland.
1.30 - 2.45pm Keynote 3:
Chair: Dr. Deirdre Horgan.

Prof. Noirin Hayes, Trinity College Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology - Troubling Outcomes - A Challenge for early Childhood Education.

Response to keynote:
Dr. Deirdre Horgan, UCC.

Q & A
Keynote 5:
Chair: Dr. Maura Cunneen.

Linda Pound, Early Years' Consultant, UK - Poverty Knock: Scarcity & Inequality in young Children's worlds.

Response to keynote:
Dr. Maura Cunneen, UCC.

Q & A
2.45 - 4.15pm Strands: Long & Short Papers, Symposia Strands: Long & Short Papers, Symposia Video Map to
Brookfield Health Sciences
4.15 - 4.45pm Coffee break and Transition time Coffee break and Transition time
4.45 - 6.15pm Strands: Long & Short Papers, Symposia and Workshops Strands: Long & Short Papers, Symposia and Workshops